Plenty More Than an Apron and a Tote

I see it over and over again. When kids learn to sew, they much more than how to thread a machine and put stitches to fabric. They learn how to “figure things out”. They make something real with their own hands, and sometimes too, design something using their own creative energy.

Last week a couple of little gals finished up the projects they had been working on for a few sessions; an apron and a tote bag. The apron was a joint design collaboration between S. and I, and the tote bag was a darling design by Ren Murphy for SewMcCool. Both are cute, teach some important skills, and are fun and achievable for beginning sewists.

Sewing students at Sew Maris

Con-cen-trayyyy-tion! 🙂

Sewing students at Sew Maris

Not looking!

Sewing students at Sew Maris

These two have know each other almost forever, and there is plenty of giggling and visiting that happens too.

Sewing students at Sew Maris

Posers! An apron ready to tackle a batch of cookies and a tote bag ready to haul some books and snacks!

Sewing students at Sew Maris

Did you see the three colors I picked for my tote bag?

Sewing students at Sew Maris

Friends!

Sewing students at Sew Maris

Love this shot! Thanks S and N, and see you next week!!

Happy sewing!

Maris

8 Responses to Plenty More Than an Apron and a Tote

  1. I love reading your stories of your sewing workshop. I used to teach sewing to a bunch of girls and it was always so much fun!
    Their makes look quite impressive too!

  2. I love that you are teaching these young girls how to sew and create. Such an important part of life skills that are not taught often anymore. Yay to you!

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